I'm jumping into Amy W's soap challenge here in week 3--piping soap. I chose to make a version of a batch I made last year--my Sweet Pea scented soap. It was really popular for me last summer so why mess with a success?
Some soapers assume that piping soap means that it must be whipped, but it's not necessary to whip it first. When I don't want the whipped look (or more frequently, don't want to clean beaters) I just let it sit until it thickens up on its own. (By the way, don't you adore these itty-bitty dishes? I just bought them a few weeks ago. A set of four cost $1 at the Dollar Tree!)
I used a Wilton tip #3 to make the little squiggles.
I added tip #103 sweet peas and made leaves with a # 352 tip.
One thing I love about piping soap....it never leaves even a trace of ash to spoil the design.
And then I took lots of pictures (it was a rather photogenic batch). Here are a few--
These will be cured enough to have them at the last Winter Market of the season on April 21st and whatever is left I will add to my Zibbet shop. (Of course, if you want to reserve one now, just send me an email....Mother's Day is May 13th, y'know....)